Blackwater made short work of Columbian Dyip, 120-99, to solidify its bid for a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors Cup Saturday at the Alonte Sports Center.
The Elite went to import Henry Walker, John Pinto, and Allein Maliksi right away to establish early control, 33-17, before coasting to the easy win in the curtain raiser of a Petron Saturday Special game.
Walker finished with a team-high 26 points on a perfect 9-of-9 shooting from the field, while adding 11 rebounds, three assists, and the highlight-reel of the match after coming through a two-handed, follow-up slam off a blocked shot on teammate Mark Cruz’s breakaway lay-up by Dyip import Akeem Wright.
Mac Belo added 16, while Maliksi and rookie guard Paul Zamar had 13 points each.
The wire-to-wire victory allowed Blackwater to rebound from a two-game skid, and more importantly, positioned itself for a possible Top Four finish heading into the playoffs.